Dress: Gho & Kira
Bhutan's traditional dress is one of the most distinctive and visible aspects of the country. It is in fact compulsory for all Bhutanese to wear the national dress in schools, government offices and formal occasions. Men wear gho, a knee length robe tied at the waist by a cloth belt known as kera. It was introduced in the 17th century to give Bhutanese a more distinctive identity. A kabney is a silk scarf worn as part of the gho while visiting auspicious/important places, people and functions. The scarf comes in different colors depending on the rank of the bearer.